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Weekly Radio Address: Cenette says Legislature must close PAC loopholes

Weekly Radio Address: Cenette says Legislature must close PAC loopholes

Posted: October 13, 2017

The historically low trust the public has in its elected officials is directly tied to the presence and influence of big money in politics. If...

Weekly Radio Address: Chipman says DHHS must be held accountable for failure to protect disabled Mainers

Weekly Radio Address: Chipman says DHHS must be held accountable for failure to protect disabled Mainers

Posted: September 22, 2017

A federal investigation has found that the Department of Health and Human Services failed to protect disabled Mainers in its care. In the face of...

Radio Address — Sen. Diamond: It's time to rethink economic development, job creation

Radio Address — Sen. Diamond: It's time to rethink economic development, job creation

Posted: September 08, 2017

Every year, our state’s taxpayers foot the bill for a $12 million program designed to promote economic activity in struggling communities and...

Senate Democrats offer condolences to Mason, Crafts families

Posted: September 06, 2017

AUGUSTA — The leadership of the Maine Senate Democrats released the following statements regarding the death of Rep. Gina Mason, R-Lisbon, mother...

Statement from Sen. Jackson regarding white supremacist rally, response from GOP leaders

Statement from Sen. Jackson regarding white supremacist rally, response from GOP leaders

Posted: August 17, 2017

AUGUSTA — Senate Democratic Leader Troy Jackson released the following statement regarding the gathering of white supremacist hate groups in...

Sen. Libby’s student debt relief bill survives to fight another day

Sen. Libby’s student debt relief bill survives to fight another day

Posted: August 02, 2017

Legislature votes to carry the bond bill over to the next legislative session AUGUSTA — A bipartisan effort to relieve the immense burden of...

Legislature overrides veto of Sen. Carson’s public health nursing bill

Legislature overrides veto of Sen. Carson’s public health nursing bill

Posted: August 02, 2017

LD 1108 removes Gov. LePage’s ability to gut public health by refusing to fill positions AUGUSTA —The Maine Legislature on Wednesday...

Weekly Radio Address: Sen. Libby urges student debt relief for Maine

Weekly Radio Address: Sen. Libby urges student debt relief for Maine

Posted: July 28, 2017

At $1.4 trillion, Americans owe more for student loans than credit card or auto debt. That heavy load is taking a toll on our economy and our...

Legislature enacts Bellows bill restoring mental health services

Legislature enacts Bellows bill restoring mental health services

Posted: July 20, 2017

LD 808 undoes cuts made to community support services for vulnerable Mainers AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to enact a...

Legislature enacts Diamond bill to ban handheld devices while driving

Legislature enacts Diamond bill to ban handheld devices while driving

Posted: July 20, 2017

AUGUSTA — The Maine Senate on Thursday enacted legislation to ban the use of handheld devices while driving. The bill was enacted unanimously with...